# Pictograph

Suppose you were given some random peopleâ€™s names and their phone numbers and asked to arrange them. How will you handle this so that it can be easily recollected?Â  In our day-to-day life, we handle lots of situations like this. And this is the time when data handling comes in handy. We can record data in various ways; pictograph is one of them. Let us learn more about the topic.

## Data and Pictograph

Data is set of collection of names, numbers, figures, etc., that convey some information. In simple words, data is just a collection of raw facts and figures. It can be about anything. Data is made based on observations, research or analysis. Â We can depict data in different forms such as tables, charts, pictures, graphs, etc.

A pictograph is a pictorial representation of a word or expression.Â  It is one of the methods of recording data in a more interesting way. In pictograph, data is recorded in form of images and these images help us to understand statistical information in a much easier way. However, it demands a lot of attention because the chances of misinterpretation are high. A pictograph is also known as a pictogram, pictorial chart, picture graph and many more.

### Drawing a Pictograph

As mentioned before, pictograph is all about pictures and pictorial representation. To make it more interesting, a pictogram must be precise and properly described. Hence, we should be alert using images that we will use to represent the data. Letâ€™s construct a pictogram of the following data.

The following are the weights of five persons. Here we will represent this data as a pictograph, as shown below.

Representation: We will use bananas and cherry to picture this data. Below are values of banana and cherry:

Pictograph: A pictogram of the above data would be:

## Frequently Asked Questions â€“ FAQs

Q1

### If one banana costs 10 rupees what will be the cost of 10 bananas?

If one banana costs 10 rupees then,
10 bananaâ€™s costs = 10 Ã— 10=100 rupees
Q2

### If 10 apples cost 50 rupees then what is the cost of one apple?

Cost of 10 apples = 50
Then cost of 1 apple = 50/10 = 5 rupees
Q3

### If 1 banana costs 5 rupees and 2 apples cost 10 rupees, what is the cost of 1 banana and 2 apples?

1 banana + 2 apples = 5 + 10=15 rupees
Q4

### Pictographs are always represented with what?

Pictograph are always represented with pictures.
Q5

### What will be the cost of 5 pens if one pen cost is 5 rupees?

Cost of 1 pen = 5 rupees
Then Cost of 5 pens = 5 Ã— 5= 25 rupees
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